Kelly Jay Maughan is a jewellery designer living in Cape Town. She studied at Stellenbosch University where she graduated with a BA in Jewellery and Manufacturing. Her fascination with gemstones began at a young age when she started collecting them.
Kelly Jay Jewellery is made to order for individual tastes – no mass production. The metals are all pure, coming from ethical mines, and she only accepts gemstones that are mined morally. She selects every stone herself, making sure the colour and quality are impeccable. However, she says that some stones have a unique beauty owing to their natural inclusions, and these she highlights in her pieces
At nine years old on a two hour flight her father helped her create the signature which she still uses today, and now is her logo for her jewellery brand, Kelly Jay Jewellery.
"Creating jewellery is my passion, and I am so grateful to those around me for pushing me in this direction to start Kelly Jay Jewellery. My interest and enjoyment is to use gemstones and precious metals to show off nature’s beauty, to produce lovely pieces to wear and treasure. I hope you have as much pleasure in wearing my jewellery as I did in designing and creating it."